International acclaim for gemaker empowering researchers to engage with industry

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gemaker was named the winner of three Silver Stevie® Awards for Innovative Management in Business Product & Service Industries, Excellence in Innovation in Business Product & Service Industries and Innovation in Business-to-Business Services in the fourth annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards on Friday night.

gemaker is a leader in the research-industry engagement and commercialisation space working with Australian research organisations, start-ups and SME’s to bring their new products, services and technologies to market.

gemaker Managing Director Natalie Chapman said she was proud of the work her team had put in to achieve these awards.

“I’m particularly proud of the Innovation in Business-to-Business Services award which we received for our Industry Engagement Training for Researchers. The award recognises the importance and quality of the work we do to help researchers develop effective strategies to form long-term, productive and profitable partnerships with commercial companies.”

Ms Chapman said the Industry Engagement Training for Researchers program really goes to the heart of what gemaker stands for.

“We’re leading a revolution in research-industry engagement. By empowering researchers with skills and resources to proactively engage with industry, by promoting collaborative innovation, we’re helping to solve diverse social and environmental problems and boosting our economy, for the benefit of all Australians.”

Training facilitators from right to left: Julie Wheway (gemaker), Natalie Chapman (gemaker), Maria Cook (BioGill) and Ryan Liddle (Think Different Anyday).

Details about the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards and the list of Stevie Award winners are available at

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About the Stevie® Awards

The Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards are the only business awards program to recognise innovation in the workplace in all 22 nations of the Asia-Pacific region.  The Stevie Awards are widely considered to be the world’s premier business awards, conferring recognition for achievement in programs such as The International Business Awards for fifteen years.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards were presented to winners at a gala banquet at the Hilton Hotel in Tokyo, Japan on 2 June.

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards, The International Business Awards, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 entries each year from organizations in more than 60 nations. Honouring organisations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognise outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at

Sponsors and partners of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards include PR Newswire Asia and the Korea Business Communicators Association.

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